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at the debate. nothing. >> thank you. >> yes please. >> my name is steve. i work in the news business. to the extent that you are all familiar, share some anecdotes about stage manager on some of these debates and keeping people on time and their cues and not bearing far-off from the questions. >> time cues and stuff, i'll tell you a quick antidote. 1988. george h. w. bush. halfway into the debate, george h. w. bush was giving an answer. time cues were liked. high-tech. greenlight, red light, yellow light. greenlight means top, red light means shut up. george w. bush is in the middle of an answer and i stopped him. i said the time was up. he pointed to the lights that were under the tv cameras. in my ear i heard the voice of the executive producer saying, jim, he is right. [laughter] in front of everyone i have ever known in my whole life, i said, mr. vice president. you're right. go ahead. i forgot what i was going to say. go ahead. never wanted to be seen again. i still do not know what happened. >> yes please. >> hi. bob wiener. i'm a mainstreet reporter radio. question -- would gi
, please? >> my name is steve. i work in the news business. to the extent you are familiar, so some anecdotes about planned stage management about some of these debates and keeping people on time with their cues and not veering too far off the questions. thanks. >> keeping on cue. i will tell you a quick anecdote. my first debate in 1988, george h. w. bush vs. michael dukakis. george h. w. bush was the vice president and he gave an answer. high-tech, green light, yellow light, red light, and green light said you could talk, yellow lights that you could line up, red light said shut up. george h. w. bush in the middle of an answer, i stopped him and said, mr. vice president, your time is up. he pointed to the lights and said, i have still got some time. in my ear, i heard the voice of the executive producer saying, jim, he is right. [laughter] in front of everybody i have ever known in my whole life -- [laughter] i said, i am sorry, you are right, go ahead. he looked at me and said, i forgot what i was going to say. [laughter] i wanted the biggest hole in the world to drop in and neve
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